Category Archives: Viva

When Life Gives You Lemons

The above photo pretty much sums up my day. I suppose I could take it a couple of different ways. I could just shrug and chuckle inwardly at the mistake.  My smugness would disappear shortly after I realize that I … Continue reading

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Some Life Updates–Whether you want them or not

Just thought I would catch you up on the things happening with me. Readers of this blog and people following my Instagram will know that I have often posted pictures of sunrises. In the summer months, my walk to the … Continue reading

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Smile Like You Know Me

  Today’s Perfect Moment is smiles. Twice today people smiled at me like they knew me, when I am quite certain that they didn’t.  My memory for people is not great since the sheer number of students I have had … Continue reading

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Meeting Again After More Than A Year

A little over a year ago, my horoscope noted that recklessness would be rewarded. Today, my horoscope noted that I have expressed a willingness to let go and enjoy the moment.  It also said I should be a “wild thing” … Continue reading

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A Less Forgiving Sunset

Today’s Perfect Moment was watching the sunset through the bus window. I had worked late….again, and while I didn’t feel the weight of the world on me, I did have a bit of melancholy. Work had gone well enough, but … Continue reading

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The Kindness of Others

Today, I left work feeling giddy that the weekend was starting. Unlike the previous four days, I did not have to teach in the afternoon and I was leaving long before a number of colleagues. My giddiness turned to a … Continue reading

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Turning it Around

More than once, I have heard the expression that things happen in threes. Actually I have heard this more about bad things than good things, but there are probably people out there who think that three refers to both of … Continue reading

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Lucky Rabbit

I was on the bus, alternating between nodding off and reading my book (Will Ferguson’s Belfast and Beyond–a humorous read like a Canadian Bill Bryson).  I had had a bad end to my day at work.  A student who rarely … Continue reading

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Rain vs. Chocolate: Winner Take All

  Vying for the honour of being called Today’s Perfect Moment are two finalists. One After a week of oppressive heat that had me experience Japanese summer flashbacks, we got a Noah’s Ark amount of rain. I was in my … Continue reading

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Rowdiness on the Bus

Today’s commute was nothing if not dramatic.  Somewhere in the last half, a fight broke out.  One gentleman wanted another sleepy gentleman to remove his bag because it was taking up a window seat.  I don’t think he was asking … Continue reading

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